The ”Edit” menu contains entries for accessing the clipboard, and undoing or redoing editing
actions. Most of these functions have shortcut keys associated with them.
- (ALT-BKSP) Reverses the effect of the last editing action. The editing actions are
stored in a buffer. Selecting this mechanism will move backwards through this buffer,
i.e. multiple undo levels are possible. However, any selections that may have been made
are not reproduced.
- Repeats the last action that was just undone with Undo. Redo can redo multiple
- (Shift-DEL) Deletes the selected text from the window and copies it to the clipboard.
Any previous clipboard contents are lost. The new clipboard contents are available for
- (Ctrl-INS) Copies the current selection to the clipboard. Any previous clipboard
contents are lost. The new clipboard contents are available for pasting elsewhere.
- (Shift-INS) Inserts the current clipboard contents in the text at the cursor position.
The clipboard contents remain as they were.
- (Ctrl-DEL) Clears (i.e. deletes) the current selection.
- Selects all text in the current window. The selected text can then be cut or
copied to the clipboard.
- undo the selection.
- Opens a window in which the current clipboard contents are shown.
When running an IDE under Windows, the ”Edit” menu has two additional entries.
The IDE maintains a separate clipboard which does not share its contents with the
Windows clipboard. To access the Windows clipboard, the following two entries are also
Copy to Windows
- Copy the selection to the Windows clipboard.
Paste from Windows
- Insert the contents of the Windows clipboard (if it contains text)
in the edit window at the current cursor position.